The closer you get to £100k, the less meaningful four or even five-figure differences between list prices become.

For the record, the GT starts at around the same money as a Porsche 911 GTS – a car roughly comparable in performance and efficiency (both claiming combined fuel economy of about 30mpg that you’d struggle to replicate in the real world).

Vicky Parrott

Deputy reviews editor
Some of the toys mentioned - AMG Ride Control, electronic differential lock, Race mode - are exclusive to the S and help account for its £14,000 premium

At around £135k, a new Audi R8 V10 Plus appears to cost significantly more, but then our test car got close to that when brought up to a similar spec. Bookending this car’s British-based competition are the Jaguar F-Type R Coupé and the McLaren 540C.

The GT S eclipses the GT in sales volume, too. Some of the toys mentioned – AMG Ride Control, electronic differential lock, Race mode – are exclusive to the S and help to account for its £13,300 premium.

Cutting the roof off of a car invaribly comes with a price hike, understandly, with the GT Roadster costing £11,000 more than the coupé and the GT C, £27,000 more than the GT S. While the GT R sits on its own breaching the £143,000 mark, but crucially Mercedes-AMG won't be limiting production of their range-topping GT.

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